When it comes to SUVs the small electric sedans are pretty much a dead end street. Many manufacturers try their best to keep them small and underpowered to the extent possible. But for one big manufacturer starting with Ford, this just isn’t the case. An award winning [HX] SUV, a stunning all-electric small SUV that delivers jaw-dropping acceleration, a colossal driving range of over 484 miles [R] and that packs in some cutting Edge tech.
The Kona Electric Small SUV
The Kona Electric small electric suv is all about changing the way we travel. With a base price of only 2K from the factory, the Electric takes the luxury limelight away from some very popular but smaller models. But it doesn’t sacrifice style for size. With styling comparable to some top-of-the-line large sedans, the Kona Electric takes a lot of what’s good about large sedans and completely distributes it into a more practical and pocket-friendly package. It also gets one big feature that most electric small guys don’t have, an all-electric powertrain.
You will never have to worry again about where you’ll get the juice from to plug in your electric small suv. No more having to make a detour to the nearest power outlet to find some juice. Also no more waiting until you run out of charge to charge your own machine either. With a quick charger connect and forget system your plugged-in time is as fast as the speed of thought.
Most small electric cars these days come with some kind of electric powertrain. It may be as basic as a battery and motor setup or something a little more complex like a fuel cell or electrical motor combination. In any case, most are pretty lightweight and easy to work with. There’s even a version for use as a “plug-in hybrid” electric family car. That means you can take a long-cut and a deep battery in a smaller space and still maintain a great weight balance.
The EPA Has Also Approved A National Program
So the electric small suv comes in many different styles from the basic, to the stylish and everything in between. And thanks to new federal emissions standards, they’re now considered to be “green” cars. If you’re looking for an electric family car, the newly redesigned electric small car is a great way to start going green.
Up until recently electric vehicles couldn’t be classified as green because they didn’t produce any electricity. However, the Environmental Protection Agency has recently approved a landmark program to retrofit existing vehicles to meet stricter regulations. Those regulations include reducing pollution by 20% from current levels by 20% by 2040. That’s a pretty good target, and by applying this standard to electric vehicles, the government is taking significant steps toward fulfilling that goal. As a result, electric vehicles will be cleaner, cheaper, and more energy efficient.
The EPA has also approved a national program that will help improve upon the existing federal fuels infrastructure. This means improved gas stations, more fueling stations, better fueling infrastructure and better electric motor powertrain performance. The program will also support electric vehicles by helping manufacturers to develop more efficient and affordable battery packs. All of these efforts will help the electric powertrain on electric vehicles be better and more reliable, which will in turn help the owner to have a longer, more reliable driving experience.
Plug-In Hybrids Are Better Suited To City Driving And Highway Driving
In general, plug-in hybrids are better suited to city driving and highway driving. Even with all-wheel drive your electric vehicle will get better gas mileage in a less crowded city. They’re also great for off-road use. Electric vehicles are usually smaller than a traditional SUV. You won’t have to worry about weight or extra space, making an all-wheel-drive electric vehicle the perfect vehicle for everyday living.
If you’re looking for a small electric vehicle that can get around on a country highway and still go on a trip to the grocery store, then an all-electric small car would probably be your best option. However, you should take into account that there are some drawbacks to an all-electric small suv. It will be less powerful and less expensive than a gasoline-powered vehicle, and will be limited by battery charge times. It will also have less range than most plug-in hybrids.
Gasoline powered vehicles remain popular because they have proven over time to provide excellent fuel economy and reliability. For these reasons, many people choose to purchase a large SUV with a plug-in hybrid engine. However, the fact that an all-electric car costs more than a gasoline powered vehicle doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice gas mileage.